Ahioma Cultural Village

2 hours | Alotau (Milne Bay) | A T 2 - 2 1 5
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  • Ahioma Village
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

For a truly authentic Papua New Guinean experience, board a local bus and take a scenic drive east along the picturesque coastline to the small Ahioma village of Dodobana in Milne Bay.

Just 7km (approximately 15 minutes' drive) from the main town of Alotau, passing numerous traditional village hamlets, step into another world as you are welcomed into the home of a typical Milne Bay family and experience the true meaning of Melanesian hospitality and the Milne Bay way of life. Enjoy a host of traditional family activities including; Cultural performances, Traditional weaving techniques used for baskets and accessories, Grass skirt (Magololo) making demonstrations, Take a walk through a traditional garden and learn the importance of being a good gardener with a local guide, observe traditional clay pot cooking over fire, the way their ancestors have been cooking for centuries. Be enriched by the many mystical and fascinating stories of the land.

Last but not least, take a short drive to the small seaside village of Gehi Gehi learn the traditional and modern ways of catching fish, smoking fish without a smokehouse or take for a refreshing swim in the warm tropical waters. Enjoy demonstrations of the many uses of the coconut palm in every day village life before returning to the pier.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat, a cover-up and bottled water. The local roads are unsealed and bumpy. The village terrain is uneven and has some steps.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer to and Visit Dodobana Village

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
01:00

Transfer to and Visit Gehi Gehi

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:05
Time at site:
00:30

Reboard vehicle and drive back to ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:15